Wings of Paper is proud to present Atrytone/Fixed, a double bill of new plays, September 12-14, 2019 at the Mayfair Theatre, 6243 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA.
How does the Greek goddess Athena deal with a headache? How can a prisoner unearth his buried memories? How long does it take someone to rise to the physical brink, and what happens to those on the periphery?
Atrytone/Fixed’s stories are inspired by the playwrights Alice Hakvaag and Michael Stahler’s personal experiences with chronic pain and opioid addiction. Atrytone, originally written as an acting exercise within the Chekhov technique, is a one-woman show that pushes Athena to become someone new while pursuing answers. Fixed focuses on a how the battle against addiction damages more than the addict, but their loved ones as well. We are proud to partner with the SOL Collective and Prevention Point Philadelphia to bring the humanity of these stories to the Philadelphia community.
Wings of Paper Theatre Company is based in Mayfair, Philadelphia. Founded by Kate Brighter and John Cambridge, their mission is to support and develop live performances and local artists. This mission is achieved by producing and creating plays, coordinating artist-in-residency programs, and raising awareness of the artist community in Northeast Philadelphia.
Alice Hakvaag is a queer theatre artist based in Philadelphia. She has a BA in Theater from Temple University, and has worked internationally as a stage manager, director, and actor. Her favorite credits include directing Eurydice for Temple Theater Sidestage, assistant-directing Tommy! At Tokyo International Players, acting as assistant to the directors on The Arden’s production of Fun Home, playing the role of Procrastination for Philadelphia Young Playwrights, and stage managing Cock for Wings of Paper Theater Company.
Michael Stahler is an actor, director, and playwright born and raised in Philadelphia, PA. He can currently be seen in the Pennsylvania Renaissance Fair. A recent graduate of the Temple University theater department, his recent credits include acting in Temple University’s production of Under Milkwood and co-directing Cock for Wings of Paper Theater Company. His previous Fringe credits include Simone RPT8 and Spies! A Tech-Immersive Comedy.
Philadelphia Fringe is a 16-day-long performing arts celebration that takes over Philadelphia every September, boasting hundreds of performances by international, national, and Philadelphia-based artists, presented by FringeArts. The city’s public and private spaces fill with a curated series of world class performances and artists producing work in the true spirit of the international “fringe” movement. This signature event offers an unparalleled opportunity to see a cross section of world-class experimental art at one time, in one city.